This week’s question: What is the turnaround time for custom photography? After my session takes place, how long will it be until I receive my images?
I get this question quite a lot. It’s so hard because we live in society where one click and you can instantly download an app. Another click and you can receive practically anything you want on your door step the.next.day. It’s unreal how quickly you can pay for something and have it in your hand just a few seconds later. There are a couple of industries where this isn’t the case and custom photography is still one of the lonely few.
So what is the timeline for sessions, proofing, and delivery for my business? Typically everything runs about 3-4 weeks from start to finish. We hold your session, within that week I post your sneak peek on the blog (although I typically put a few up on facebook within a couple of days–please feel free to tag yourself, post on your page, use as your profile image–just please don’t crop or edit in any way), then within one week after that your online gallery is available for viewing. After that it’s all up to you. Since all of my packages include a number of digital negatives and prints, it is usually the print part of the order that takes the longest to get back from my lab (usually about one and a half weeks until it’s in your hand). So while custom photography isn’t an instant download and you can’t walk out of my studio with prints that same day, it is definitely worth the wait. Custom art takes time to create and I promise the end result is always worth waiting for.
And here’s the sneak peek of a beautiful little gal who has been waiting for her debut on the blog.